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Oakwood Garden Club tour, tea this weekend

Posted April 30

Courtesy: Oakwood Garden Club

Looking for an alternative to the usual Mother's Day gifts this year? I love the idea of taking mom - or a few generations of moms - to the Oakwood Garden Club's annual Garden Tour and Victorian Tea.

You have to act quick as tickets must be purchased in advance, by Thursday, May 1, but there's still a little time.

The 25th annual tea this Saturday and Sunday in the neighborhood near downtown Raleigh features walking tours of some of the best gardens of Historic Oakwood and a formal tea with vintage china, hand-selected teas from Tin Roof Teas and a variety of sweet and savory treats provided by local businesses. The tea lasts about an hour and guests often don their favorite hats and tea-wear (though comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended).

Some of the tea times are sold out, but others on both Saturday and Sunday remain. Tickets are $30 each. The tickets support the garden club's community service, beautification and preservation projects.

It's definitely a unique and memorable experience! A Go Ask Mom reader, who went last year with her mom and young daughter after winning tickets here, had a fantastic time. Check the Oakwood Garden Club's website for details and tickets.


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  • The Anti Hans May 1, 2:32 p.m.

    My wife and I looked at buying a house in Oakwood. After meeting a few of the residents, and after seeing the "modern house" debacle unfold, I'm realizing that *not* moving to Oakwood was the best decision we've made in years.

    The control freaks can keep it.

  • archmaker May 1, 12:39 p.m.

    Glad to see there is actually a nice Tea Party.

    — Posted by support18

    follow the current oakwood controversy and you'd realize that this tea party is no different.

  • support18 May 1, 12:37 p.m.

    Glad to see there is actually a nice Tea Party.

  • RAA0013 May 1, 8:59 a.m.

    Funny - they think "that house" (the modern one they are trying to get torn down) is the problem with their area. Sorry - but it is the snotty, arrogant attitudes of some of the residents that keep me away.

  • archmaker Apr 30, 3:02 p.m.

    well obviously no one is going to go to the garden club tour because of that house!

    or at least that's what was being claimed by the residents so they could keep out the new house under construction.